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Introducing Design Compose & Draw
Full page, nature inspired drawing explorations

An Online Course
with Marla Baggetta

Drawing is a wonderful way to communicate ideas, express yourself, and it’s so relaxing! You can draw from photos, landscapes or just about anything you see in the world around you. For each project In this workshop, we’ll learn to compose a page. Whether structured or freeform, these pages will allow you to communicate ideas, record experiences, or plan more finished artwork. We’ll use simple, inexpensive materials that free you from a perfectionist orientation. 

In addition to the references, I’ve provided templates to help you organize your designs and compose your images on the page. Good drawing takes thought and practice, like anything that you pursue. To help you achieve success, I will teach you my five-step process for creating any drawing with confidence and style.

We are going to focus on natural, organic subjects that are very forgiving and don’t have to be exact. The elements can’t be messed up or interpreted as “wrong”. There are no straight lines, faces, buildings or complicated man-made objects; just organic shapes. The subjects promote a contemplative and relaxed approach. This is practical, real-world drawing for artists, painters, and observers of the world. I really want you to experience the joy of drawing without limitations of cost, intimidation or perfectionism! I don’t want anything to hold you back! As your skills increase, you can tackle perspective and more manmade subjects if you are inclined, but for now, we are going to stay in the realm of nature!

Over 9 Hours of Video

We have worked hard to bring you high quality instructional videos that provides easy to follow, clear and detailed instruction.  You’ll have lifetime access to all the videos enabling you work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home from any device for a seamless and modern online experience.

Beautifully Illustrated PDF

Our 80+ page detailed coursework presents you with an illustrated guide to materials, theory and wisdom from an expert instructor and professional artist covering everything you need to get started with Design, Compose & Draw.  Divided into 7 highly structured chapters, Marla will guide you through all of the necessary groundwork, reinforced with exciting exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, providing you a roadmap to becoming an accomplished artist.

Private Facebook Community

 You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group where you can share your progress, ask questions of Marla and a community of your fellow students who are also taking the course to keep you motivated and inspired along the way. 

Course Contents

Each chapter focuses on a Study or a Step By Step Demo

Chapter 1:
Introduction

Drawing is a wonderful way to communicate ideas, express yourself, and it’s so relaxing! You can draw from photos, landscapes or just about anything you see in the world around you. For each project In this workshop, we’ll learn to compose a page. Whether structured or freeform, these pages will allow you to communicate ideas, record experiences, or plan more finished artwork

Chapter 2:
Materials

We’ll use simple, inexpensive materials that free you from a perfectionist orientation. The projects aren’t meant to be finished drawings but can be gathered together to start a wonderful sketchbook or journaling practice! The fantastic thing about drawing is that you can gain the needed practice with only a minimal investment of materials and you can draw just about anywhere, from inside an elaborate studio to on a park bench. You can purchase the materials at any grocery store, convenience store or an art supply store, making this workshop accessible to everyone!

Chapter 3:
5 Steps to Draw

In addition to the references, I’ve provided templates to help you organize your designs and compose your images on the page. Good drawing takes thought and practice, like anything that you pursue. To help you achieve success, I will teach you my five-step process for creating any drawing with confidence and style

Chapter 4:
Designing the Page

Translating what we see into value will lend form, volume and texture and make your drawings more realistic. Studying the predictable way light falls on objects or the Form Principle will guide our work in this chapter.

Chapter 5:
Projects Part 1

We are going to focus on natural, organic subjects that are very forgiving and don’t have to be exact. The elements can’t be messed up or interpreted as “wrong”. There are no straight lines, faces, buildings or complicated manmade objects; just organic shapes. The subjects promote a contemplative and relaxed approach.

Chapter 6:
Projects Part 2

. This is practical, real-world drawing for artists, painters, and observers of the world. I really want you to experience the joy of drawing without limitations of cost, intimidation or perfectionism! I don’t want anything to hold you back! As your skills increase, you can tackle perspective and more manmade subjects if you are inclined, but for now, we are going to stay in the realm of nature! Let’s get started!

Chapter 7:
Afterword

Often, you’ll want to bring a drawing to a more finished state beyond a sketch or study. It’s helpful to concentrate on a few techniques. Eventually you’ll be able to combine them for a more spontaneous and free approach. Sometimes a subject will dictate how a drawing should be completed. During this chapter we will explore just some of the possibilities. I’ll cover, uniform outline, accented outline, sketchy outline, shading with line, shading by blending and using a toned ground. I also touch on line quality and three methods of transferring your drawings.

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24/7/365 Lifetime COURSE aCCESS

Get started mastering Composed Drawing Pages in this incredible Online Workshop!

Beautifully Designed Ebook

80+ pages of in-depth content

In Depth Theory and Guidance

Marla isolates the complex principles of painting and investigates them practically and simply so any student can comprehend and execute even the most difficult problems. Moving from simple to more involved concepts, each lesson builds on the previous so you’ll gain a sound foundation to further your study and practice of painting.

Step by Step Guided Demonstrations

Marla guides you through the time-tested fundamentals step by step, stroke by stroke from the very beginning stages of a drawing to the finish line in a logical and enjoyable path. Marla  stresses the need to develop your own judgement and individual voice as an artist.

A Lifetime of Artist Experience
At Your Fingertips

Over 30 years as a professional artist and teacher

Stunning Artwork, Photographs and Illustration

Following Marla's Instruction is a Pleasure and A Breeze
thanks to Creative and Beautiful Design

Marl a Has Thousands of Satisfied Students

What people say?

I was both stimulated and excited at the prospect of taking on a totally new medium. I adored the class work and the interaction with other students. I hope to take another class soon and I feel I have learned a great deal in”mark making” and with a new medium upon which to play. Thanks, Marla!
Donna
Santa Fe
I have been so impressed with your online painting lessons. You put so much work into presenting the concepts clearly with your teaching, examples, and demos. There is so much content on your site and I’m still scratching the surface of your offerings but I feel that every exercise you suggest helps me grow in depth and breadth. Thank you for your commitment (and perfectionism) to giving us the best learning experience.
Francesca
Montana

World Class Video Instruction

Like having a teacher at the easel with you, no matter where you are

Fun and Easeful Instruction

With a lifetime of experience as an artist and educator, Marla brings an unparalleled combination of joy and wisdom directly to your home. We have worked hard to offer beautiful and clear video instruction, providing valuable education and insight, that will keep you inspired for months and even years.

Up Close and Personal at the Drawing Board

Following along while learning has never been easier! The demonstration view shows the progress of each painting, the reference photo and thumbnail when appropriate, so you get to see how each piece is built from start to finish. Marla narrates her progress in real time as she is painting, so you won’t miss a thing!

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Get started mastering Drawing and Sketching with this incredible Online Workshop!

Frequently Asked Questions

You need to log into the site to participate in the workshop so you will need an internet connection. Workshops and Subscriptions are accessible on iPads, tablets, computers, laptops and even phones – any device you can watch access the web on.

If you have any problems with playing a video or hearing a video, try these steps: 

1) Check your internet connection and reset your internet connection if necessary.

2) Clear your browser cache and history.

2) Update your browser, or try another browser (like Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer).

Sure, you can open a support ticket and we’ll help you right away. Just Email Suport  and we will reply within 24 hours! If we don’t know the answer to your question, we’ll ask Marla and she’ll reply as quickly as she can.

The workshop assignments are online accessible 24×7 – you can take the lessons any time you want. You are not required to complete the course in a specified amount of time. You get access to all the assignments in the workshop at once in a secure member’s area on PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com

When you register for the workshop, you’ll get a Student Account which gives you access to the My Courses area on the PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com website. Your Student Account will allow you take lessons and complete assignments any time you want.

You get lifetime access to the workshop and lessons you pay for so you can finish your painting any time.  It’s fun to keep up with your fellow artists and see how they are doing too but you can stop and come back to it any time, 24×7.  Assignment reminders are sent via email but you can complete them at your own pace – no problem at all! 

100% Digital Online Course

Works With All Devices

24/7 Access No Matter Where You Are

Easy To Follow

Our Site has been carefully designed to be easy to follow. Our simple learning system tracks your progress and takes out the hassle, allowing you to focus on panting!

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